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May I take hawthorn and metoprolol?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Safe but monitor...

Hawthorn has many proven benefits for the heart- see http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn It may lower blood pressure (BP) a bit so one should be careful your BP does not go too low, but my experience in using Hawthorn in dozens of patients is its effects in lowering BP are rather mild and doctors commonly prescribe more than one antihypertensive agent.
See http://tinyurl.com/m3w6db3

In brief: Safe but monitor...

Hawthorn has many proven benefits for the heart- see http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn It may lower blood pressure (BP) a bit so one should be careful your BP does not go too low, but my experience in using Hawthorn in dozens of patients is its effects in lowering BP are rather mild and doctors commonly prescribe more than one antihypertensive agent.
See http://tinyurl.com/m3w6db3
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hawthorn

There is a lack of solid evidence for beneficial effect of hawthorn for anything.
Given the lack of evidence, there is no scientific reason to take the stuff. Metoprolol has been proven to benefit many things. If your Doc is prescribing metoprolol take it, ask the Doc about hawthorn.

In brief: Hawthorn

There is a lack of solid evidence for beneficial effect of hawthorn for anything.
Given the lack of evidence, there is no scientific reason to take the stuff. Metoprolol has been proven to benefit many things. If your Doc is prescribing metoprolol take it, ask the Doc about hawthorn.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Randy Baker
Hawthorn has been used for many centuries. Placebo-controlled studies have demonstrated Hawthorn to have significant benefits in treating heart failure, angina and hypertension. It is safe, inexpensive and has far fewer side effects than most pharmaceuticals, but its best use is as an adjunct to drugs as on its own it may not be strong enough to help most issues. See http://tinyurl.com/m6oluwj